This morning, dad was working on the windows of our apartment, using mastice (window putty). The mastice helps the window panes stay in place. Mastice is like Play-Doh, but for work, not for fun. I checked it out and ended up helping him replace the mastice where it had chipped away.
These are some of the flowers we saw on our walk:
Molini di Triora means Mills of Triora. This is because Triora sits on a huge mountain that has rivers streaming down the sides. That means that the mills there get a lot of power. The wheat ground there is used to make Triora Bread, or pane di Triora. Of course, I don’t eat it because I am allergic to wheat and gluten (see my food section dedicated to gluten-free foods).
When we arrived in Molini, we visited first one church to see the cemetery and then another church in the village.
In the main church, which was built around 1649, there was a glass case that held what is supposedly a relic (a bone!) from San Giovanni, displayed on a red pillow.
Outside of the church there was a very spiky plant in an outdoor conservatory. Dad and I touched it and we didn’t scream, but mom said ‘Ooh, that’s spiky!’
After visiting the church, we all went down to the Laghetto dei Noci and swam. The laghetto is a little lake that has a dam at the end. Two rivers collide there, forming a great swimming place. I jumped off the dam into the water and could not stop myself from screaming ‘ooh ooh oooh’ because I felt like I was being turned into a live ice cube. I personally think that that water is around 34°f. After that I got some gelato and ate it on the way back up the mountain. Today was GREAT.